Botswana is approximately the size of France. It has a multi-part democracy and is one of the most politically stable countries in Africa. It is also one of the most economically successful.
The Okavango Delta
Botswana is visually exciting with each of its unique habitats having distinct features. The Okavango River channels water from Angola into an area the size of Wales, known as the Okavango Delta. In a country where water is a precious resource, the delta provides sustenance for a large number of animals and birds.
Central Kalahari ‘Thirstland’
In contrast the Central Kalahari ‘Thirstland’ reveals a fragile environment where seasonal migrations are necessary for most animals that have not acquired special desert adaptations. The summer rains cause the desert to bloom and its appearance alters within hours of the first raindrops.
Chobe National Park
Northern Botswana is renowned for its large herds of elephants and buffalo, other plains game also congregate along the Chobe River, especially once the rain-filled pans have dried. The changeable Savuti Channel keeps us guessing as to when it will flow again and provide Botswana with a second inland delta. It has flowed and dried up 3 times in the last 175 years. The Savuti Marsh is famous for its lion and hyena interaction.
Moremi Game Reserve
Moremi Game Reserve lies on the edge of the Okavango Delta where desert meets water. It has an amazing combination of vegetation types, animal species and bird life.
Nxai Pan National Park
Nxai Pan National Park is located on a fossil lakebed, now covered in grass. It hosts a wide range of desert animals such as springbok, oryx and the predators. Baines’ Baobabs are within the park and they are incredibly atmospheric.
North West of Botswana
Tsodilo Hills are in the North West of Botswana and here you will find over 200 sites with ancient paintings, over 3500 in all with some dated at 4000 year’s old.